Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc. (NYSE:BBW) – Analysts at Dougherty & Co issued their FY2017 earnings estimates for shares of Build-A-Bear Workshop in a report issued on Monday. Dougherty & Co analyst J. Hamblin expects that the specialty retailer will post earnings per share of $0.46 for the year. Dougherty & Co has a “Neutral” rating on the stock. Dougherty & Co also issued estimates for Build-A-Bear Workshop’s Q4 2017 earnings at $0.34 EPS.

Other equities analysts have also issued reports about the stock. Jefferies Group LLC initiated coverage on shares of Build-A-Bear Workshop in a research report on Wednesday, September 13th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $12.00 price objective on the stock. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Build-A-Bear Workshop from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, August 18th. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $11.67.

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Build-A-Bear Workshop (NYSE:BBW) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, October 26th. The specialty retailer reported $0.09 earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.10 by ($0.01). The business had revenue of $82.40 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $85.61 million. Build-A-Bear Workshop had a net margin of 0.83% and a return on equity of 6.38%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was down 1.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business posted $0.11 EPS.

A number of large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Tudor Investment Corp ET AL acquired a new stake in Build-A-Bear Workshop during the second quarter worth about $129,000. Trexquant Investment LP grew its stake in Build-A-Bear Workshop by 1.1% during the second quarter. Trexquant Investment LP now owns 14,704 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $154,000 after buying an additional 155 shares in the last quarter. Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC grew its stake in Build-A-Bear Workshop by 15.4% during the second quarter. Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC now owns 14,805 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $155,000 after buying an additional 1,978 shares in the last quarter. Rhumbline Advisers grew its stake in Build-A-Bear Workshop by 2.6% during the second quarter. Rhumbline Advisers now owns 16,259 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $170,000 after buying an additional 415 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Ameriprise Financial Inc. acquired a new stake in Build-A-Bear Workshop during the second quarter worth about $224,000. 69.44% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

In other Build-A-Bear Workshop news, major shareholder Point72 Asset Management, L.P. purchased 10,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, August 23rd. The shares were acquired at an average cost of $8.51 per share, with a total value of $85,100.00. The purchase was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, Director Braden Michael Leonard sold 80,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, September 18th. The stock was sold at an average price of $8.99, for a total transaction of $719,200.00. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 149,520 shares in the company, valued at $1,344,184.80. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last three months, insiders bought 61,000 shares of company stock worth $537,110 and sold 177,000 shares worth $1,599,746. 17.50% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

Build-A-Bear Workshop announced that its Board of Directors has initiated a share repurchase program on Monday, August 21st that permits the company to buyback $20.00 million in outstanding shares. This buyback authorization permits the specialty retailer to purchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback programs are typically a sign that the company’s leadership believes its stock is undervalued.

About Build-A-Bear Workshop

Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc is primarily a specialty retailer offering a make your own stuffed animal interactive retail-entertainment experience. The Company’s segments include direct-to-consumer (DTC), international franchising and commercial. The DTC segment includes the activities of Company-owned stores in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland and Denmark, and other retail delivery operations, including its e-commerce sites and temporary stores.

Earnings History and Estimates for Build-A-Bear Workshop (NYSE:BBW)

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